Tourism on the periphery – developing a viable tourism industry in Cooktown

Tourism on the periphery – developing a viable tourism industry in Cooktown Conference Proceedings

CAUTHE 2018: Get Smart: Paradoxes and Possibilities in Tourism, Hospitality and Events Education and Research

  • Author(s): Prideaux, B, Thompson, M.
  • Secondary Author(s): Young, T
  • Published: 2018
  • Publisher: Council of Australian Tourism and Hospitality Education

Abstract: Remote settlements face many challenges in striving to achieve a sustainable local economy. The aim of this paper is to identify key barriers that many remote communities face in adopting tourism as a strategy for achieving long-term economic sustainability. A case study approach was adopted based on Cooktown, a remote settlement in north eastern Australia. Data was collected from secondary sources and interviews with key stakeholders in the town's tourism industry.

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Prideaux, B, Thompson, M., 2018, Tourism on the periphery – developing a viable tourism industry in Cooktown, Conference Proceedings, viewed 19 September 2019, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=13882.

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